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"turbo" turkey

ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
edited 7:02AM in EggHead Forum
Well, put my turkey I cooked yesterday in the cooked faster than expected column. Not even 3 hours and a 20 pound bird was fully cooked. And since I wasn't slicing until dinner last night, I had no real clue how it would come out. But, as soon as I took off the egg, I wrapped tightly in foil and put in an insulted carrier/ice chest. When I opened several hours later, the aroma was great. Then, when I sliced it, people started licking their lips. Was probably the best bird I've cooked to date. My sister prefers dark meat because it's more moist and the breast tends to dry out. Not last nights dinner. She was very impressed and she's an excellent cook. So, if I won rave reviews from her, I must have done well.


  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Congratulations, I think you were a little worried and I don't blame you, it looks like everything turned out great. Now, teach your sister how to cook on the egg so she will want one too.
    Happy Holidays,
    New Bob

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Shelby,[p]I was wondering if the dome probe might have been touching the bird - or close to it? The Bge probes are long and a 20 lb bird is pretty big - you may have been cooking at 400-450 deg but the probe tip was reading 350 being close to the bird. That's just another good reason to use a spacer to shorten the amount of prober in the dome. That could explain it. My 7 lb brest took 2 hrs at 350.[p]Tim
  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    Tim M,
    I don't think it was touching it, but it could have been close enough as you say to alter the reading. Will make the necessary adjustment. Will need to since one of the things I got was the grill extender which will bring food up to a new level. Thanks as usual for all the input!
    (wondering...what to put on for New Years???)

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